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Leaps in LogicEver since I was a kid, I was fascinated with the lore of Big Foot.  I remember even having the Big Foot shoes that Kinney Shoes sold.  It is interesting to think that there could be a mystical creature running around in the woods of any number of countries.  Yet despite sightings, ...
Spacious Garage Townhouse in Gated Golf Course Community OverviewMapsPhotos $2,600 Residential Rental Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,746 sqftLot: 3,049 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: VAPW513018 Location 5540 Arrowfield TerraceHaymarket, VA 20169USA Chris Ann Clela...
Two Sets of Parents, Two Buyer Clients and a Home Inspection Going BadA day in the life of a Manassas Real Estate Agent.  Home inspection with first time buyers.  Buyers arrive and home inspector arrives with an inspector in training.  Next to show up was his parents....then her parents.  Lord he...
"You Always Have My Back"The life of a real estate agent is an interesting one.  Just this afternoon, I was speaking with a trusted contractor who made mention of the "easy big bucks" I make.  Yep, the perception that real estate agents do very little for a lot of money is quite common.  This was...
And We're Off...It only took ten days into 2021 for this top producing agent to get a client under contract.  I believe that is a new record.  I've definitely always been busy on New Year's Day showing property, but usually it isn't until the end of January that I get my first ratified deal of a ...
How Do You Handle Parental Involvement in the House Hunt?When you are buying your first home, the feeling to reach out to mom and dad may be stronger for some than others.  Should your parents be involved in the process?  Are they local?  Are they interested in being involved?  Do they feel they ...
So Many Things to Consider Before Listing For RentMeeting with a soon-to-be landlord yesterday, there was so much to cover.  In addition to the preparation of the house, which was the declared reason for the meeting, there were a lot of questions the landlord needed to answer for me to accurately...
The First Monday of the New YearThere's something about Mondays I love.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Monday is my favorite day of the week.The first Monday of 2021 was a tad confusing.  Having come off of two long holiday weekends, my internal day of the week clock is way off.  No...
When Reality is Just Too RealLooks like more of the same for buyers in Bristow and Gainesville to get under contract in 2021 as we saw for the majority of 2020.  Sellers are in charge and getting multiple offers.  Being a buyer's agent you fee like you can't represent a buyer's best interests to ...
The Difference a Day MakesThere is a lot of talk about the joy today, the last day of 2020, is bringing.  The reality is that the first day of 2021 is going to be more of the same.  Nothing changes except the date we will be filling into offers, checks and seeing on our calendars.  While it is a ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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